It Shouldn't Hurt To Be a Child !

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Great thread Mike.

No child should suffer abuse. I'm taking a ribbon too. Thank you.





Please feel free to take the above logo and place it on your site to show your support in the fight against child abuse.
Make sure you link your logo back to:
http://www.wingsoffiresurvivors.com/blue.htm
 
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awwwwwwwwwww this got POD!!! that is SO awesome mike, now more will see and know and God willing ... help!

 
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GREAT THREAD MIKE...IN THE NEWS OVER HERE YESTERDAY A MAN HAS BEEN JAILED FOR RAPING A SIX MONTH OLD BABY GIRL...IT REALLY SICKENS ME TO SEE WHAT OUR SOCIETY WILL STOOP TO...THIS MONSTER SHOULD HAVE HIS LIFE RUINED PERMANENTLY...IT REALLY MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL TO THINK THESE PEOPLE ARE OUT AND ABOUT ON OUR STREETS.
 

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What a wonderful post that really touches base with me personally. Victims of child abuse and neglect take months, years, and may sometimes never fully recover. The people who commit these acts should be shown no remorse and be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Children cannot defend themsleves and don't know what is right from what is wrong. They rely on adults to guide them and protect them. I think this is a post that everbody should read, somehow spread it to other forums and even other sites. I am going to attempt to copy it and sent to everybody I know.
 

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Big,warm hugs,sweetheart!!!
I'm very happy to see this one go pod!!!
Love you!!!
 

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When I am once again able to own a bike, and able to ride,
it is my intention of joining a group of bikers known as
BACA...
Bikers Against Child Abuse

BACA was started back in my home state of Massachusetts,
and there is a chapter here in San Antonio, TX
and one in Austin, TX...

BACA members step in to aid a child in need of protection,
and do adhere to the law, but, if push comes to shove,
and physical intervention is necessary, will step up to the plate
on behalf of the child in need. They work closely with the Law, and CPS [or DSS, depending on where]. They also do Charity Rides and Rallies.

Further, once I have become a member in good standing with BACA,
and if at all possible, I have thought about, and discussed with my wife,
the idea of starting a new chapter of BACA here in San Marcos, TX, which about halfway between San Antonio and Austin.

I will have to ride with them for one year and in good standing before becoming a fully involved member and directly involved in any cases.

Here is a link to a BACA site if anyone is interested in checking them out:

http://www.bacausa.com/


Please take the time to visit the site, and go through the pages,
and see what they are all about...​
 

Link021463

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AND!!!!

If Jokaroo would care to do something decent
he would add a sticky to this thread, and help
keep it alive and active and on top of the
threads listing, and show support for this cause!
 

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handymanmike92683 said:
It shouldn't hurt to be a child.









Why the color blue?




During the past several years, the blue ribbon has been widely recognized as a national symbol of child abuse awareness. This movement began in the spring of 1989, when a concerned grandmother, Bonnie Finney, of Norfolk, Va., took a stand against child abuse after experiencing the death of her grandson. She tied a symbolic blue ribbon to her van as a signal to her community of her personal commitment to involve everyone in the battle to stop child abuse. Bonnie’s own grandson, Michael Wayne "Bubba" Dickenson, was a tragic, young victim, and his death gave her the strength to encourage others to help in the fight against child abuse and neglect. The spirit of her blue ribbon grew, and it inspired a statewide community based effort to join forces in this tragic battle. In her own words:




Dear Advocate for the Child:




NO! It isn’t true! It simply cannot be true! They are telling me that my grandson is dead ... they are wrong! There must be some mistake ... Michael is fine ... but deep in my heart, I knew it was true for I have not seen him in weeks. It’s been so long since I sat by his side in the hospital. Of course I knew something was wrong as I sat there. I saw fear on his face, the bruises on his body, and the healing cigarette burns on his hands. His doctor did not believe my daughter’s story ... "he fell in slippery water in the bathtub" ... I felt sick ... I didn’t understand ... Are my granddaughters all right, was all I thought. Where are they?




I only had one child. She was a beautiful little girl. She was the light of our eyes. We knew she had entered into a stormy marriage, for we brought her home several times in the five years the marriage lasted. We suspected heavy use of drugs ... BUT ... in those five years, three beautiful, healthy children had been born. I loved them dearly, and they loved me. The children were 16 months, 3 years and 4 years old.




After the ordeal at the hospital, my grandson was placed in foster care for three weeks. He cried when they came to take him back to his mother. He told his foster mother, "my momma doesn’t love me," and he begged to stay. I ached for his dilemma. I was not physically able to care for him. The courts seemed to believe that home was the best place for him ... but I knew better and I told ... no, begged them not to return him to his mother. But I was overruled. My instinct as a grandmother did not count.




I never saw Michael again. My 16 month old granddaughter was hospitalized after being beaten severely ... her leg was broken in four places, and her hand burned from the tip of her little fingers to her wrist. It was only then that the "search was on" for Michael. We learned that he had been killed, wrapped in a sheet, stuffed in a tool box and dumped in to a dismal swamp three months earlier.




My grandchildren had suffered and battled so much throughout their young lives that it sickened me. My life was turned into physical and mental chaos. My efforts to understand became a plea to stop abusing children. I tied a blue ribbon on my van antenna to make people wonder. It caught on locally with restaurants, businesses, the police department and radio and television stations. They all started supporting me in my efforts to make a real awareness campaign.




Why the color blue? I never intend to forget the battered, bruised bodies of my grandchildren. Bruises are black, then eventually blue. Therefore, blue serves as a constant reminder to me to fight for our children. Everyday, I pray that our children will be allowed to hear the sounds of a different drummer.




Join with me ... we must protect our most precious gift of all ... our children. Please wear a blue ribbon ... put one on your car ... give one to your friends ... tell them what it means ... you may be saving a child’s life! If you suspect anything is happening to your children ... your grandchildren ... the child next door ... PLEASE ACT! If you don’t get any results or a response, please try again. You may not hear their screams ... you may not see their bruises ... so check for the pain and screams in their eyes.




Bonnie Finney, Norfolk, Va.




The determination of Bonnie Finney is a major reason why The National Exchange Club and the National Exchange Club Foundation decided to become so strongly involved in the Blue Ribbon campaign. Exchange wants to make a public commitment to Bonnie, along with countless children and parents, to help improve the quality of life for many by preventing child abuse




From the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation. Reprinted with permission.









Please feel free to take the above logo and place it on your site to show your support in the fight against child abuse. Make sure you link your logo back to:




http://www.wingsoffiresurvivors.com/blue.htm













this made me cry...wonderfull post, and thanks for making us aware!!!
 
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Wonderful Thread Mike, Unfortunately there are other kinds of child abus that leave no physical marks and that is emotional abuse and children suffer from it just as badly but it's not as easily proven.
 

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


Out of all your threads that have gotten POD, this is the one that should make you the proudest!!! I thank you, Mike for posting this, and I thank the powers that be for selecting something truly important!
 

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Congratulations on a great POD. A nice birthday present from the Roo. This is a subject
that needs to be kept in the public eye and thank you for doing your part. Great to have you as a friend...Iceman
 

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wonderful post...our children are our most important asset...lets make sure we take care of them...have posted this at my group and every group I belong to...thank you so much
 
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It hurts my heart wen i hear people abusin children. I mean, when a child gets u angry u should Spank dem, but abuse! Dat's jus wrong. :( :sadlike: :mad: :angry:
 
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Great thread mike. Count me in. I am takeing a ribbon to use on my web page. thanks for addressing this very painful subject.